In this lesson, we are taking a look at how to make sentences in the “Passive Voice” in Korean. This will be covered through two parts and this is Part 1 of the Passive Voice in Korean lesson. For Part 2, please check out Level 6 Lesson 23!
What is Passive Voice?
Passive voice is a form of sentence in which the focus is on the recipient of an action, rather than the subject. For example, when you *make* something, that something is *made* by you. When you recommend a book to someone, the book *is recommended* by you. That is passive voice, and the opposite of passive voice is active voice.
How to make passive voice sentences in Korean
In English, you change the verb into its “past participle” form and add it after the BE verb, but in Korean you need to conjugate the verb in the “passive voice” form by adding a suffix or a verb ending.
Listen to this lesson to find out how to conjugate a verb into the Passive Voice in Korean!
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